Archive | September, 2013

Senate Select Committee takes on Florida water issues

UPDATE: SEPT. 16, 2013 – Select Committee on Indian River Lagoon and Lake Okeechobee Basin – Meeting scheduled for September 24, 2013 – 4:00 —5:30 p.m. View meeting notice here.  View expanded agenda here. A new state group, the Senate Select Committee on Indian River Lagoon and Lake Okeechobee Basin, has been assembled to tackle [...]

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Some interesting facts about FFVA’s annual convention

In no particular order, here are a few things you might find interesting about 70 years of FFVA conventions. – In the 1960s and 1970s, the convention schedule contained a note at the bottom of the first page that read, “Ladies are invited to attend all business sessions.” – During the 1970s, “The Anita Bryant [...]

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Producer member profile – Meet members of Class 3 of FFVA’s Emerging Leader Development Program

This month, The Harvester salutes a group of young FFVA producer and trade associate members about to set off on an adventure. In June, FFVA selected members of its third Emerging Leader Development Program class. They will be introduced at FFVA 2013, FFVA’s 70th annual convention, but here is a preview of some of these [...]

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Trade associate member update – Caterpillar Inc. believes in producers, offers aggressive pricing to FFVA members

Over the past 85 years, FFVA trade associate member Caterpillar Inc. has grown to be the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company also is a leading service provider through Caterpillar Financial Services, Caterpillar Remanufacturing Services and Progress Rail Services. John [...]

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Flashback – 30th FFVA convention draws industry praise

From The Harvester, October 1973 New officers were elected during the 10th annual FFVA convention held at the Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood last month. Buford W. Council handed the presidential gavel over to newly elected FFVA President L.A. Masters during ceremonies at the annual banquet. Masters told the audience that he was flattered and honored [...]

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What Florida growers are saying about FFVA: Troyer Brothers Farms

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